According to a human rights expert, the paralyzed system of UN has prevented the responsibility for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist, as well as Washington columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. He also charged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of failing to act in following of justice.

UN special appointee on extrajudicial, summary or whimsical prosecution, Agnes Callamaed, delivered the strident criticism of the international world after revealing her bombshell report on Khashoggi’s murder to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. 

The report of Callamard concluded that the death of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2nd was “an extrajudicial execution” and that Riyadh was accountable, with the evidence involving Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the crime. 

She has invited on Guterres for initiating an international criminal investigation, but the general secretary representative has opposed that UN Chief lacks the authority to do so and needs a member state for initiating a probe.

Callamard told reporters about her disappointment in that reaction from Guterres representative Stephen Dharmic.

She included, “I am absolutely not suggesting that it is written in black and white,” that Guterres can act alone ”. She also added, “what I am suggesting is that it is in his power to interpret the rules as they are to give himself the opportunity and the power to establish this panel of (criminal) experts ”.

She resumed, “ I don’t believe you need a member state official demand”. He also added, “ This being said, I certainly call on member states to proceed with that official demarche so that the secretary general will not be able to just create more firewalls between him and his responsibilities to take action.”

Earlier Callamard told the council of the human rights that she introduced her human rights probe because of “ the paralysis of the United Nations”, in response to the brutal murder of Khashoggi.

Like all special rapporteurs, Callamard is an independent expert who does not speak for the UN but who reports her findings to it.

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